Last-Minute Cheap 'Desert Trip' Tickets Available on Secondary Market

October 14, 2016

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UPDATE 10/14/2016:

If you've waited until the last minute to pay a 3-day pass to Desert Trip Festival, you're in luck, because tickets are the cheapest they've been since they went on sale in May. As it stands currently, resale tickets for Desert Trip are averaging $917, with the cheapest pass going for $300, roughly $100 cheaper than the face value price tag. A handful of single-day passes are also available for sale. A single day for Saturday can be purchased for $440, and a single-day pass for Sunday is available for $332.

Back in June, 3-passes for Desert Trip were averaging a whopping $2,914 with the cheapest pass up for grabs for $1,101. Since, passes have dropped significantly. If you can manage a way to the Indio, California desert this weekend, it'll be the cheapest way to do it yet.


UPDATE 10/6/2016:

With just a day left before its launch date, Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California is well on its way to becoming the most expensive music festival of all time. The festival, which will feature the most iconic names in rock music like Paul McCartney & Bob Dylan, is expected to gross over $150 million over the course its two weekends (Oct.7-9 and Oct. 14-16).

Tickets for Desert Trip are some of the highest-priced festival tickets of all time, with primary tickets ranging from $399-$1,599. Resale tickets for Desert Trip are super pricey as well, averaging $1,130 for both weekends. Passes have dropped in price, however, and the cheapest 3-day pass for either weekend is priced at just $205, marking a 48% decrease from the cheapest face-value pass.

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Update (5/10/2016):
Due to massive demand, a second weekend has been added to the Desert Trip festival, and all acts will now play on October 14-16 as well as the previously announced weekend (October 7-9). Tickets sold out Monday afternoon on the primary market for both weekends, and the secondary market is already flooded with tickets for the festival. Currently, 3-day passes for weekend one are averaging $2,598, with the cheapest pass priced at $1,185. For weekend two, 3-day passes are averaging $2,079, with the cheapest ticket priced at $250.

Single day passes for Weekend Two are averaging $2,130, with the cheapest pass up for grabs for $1035 on Friday night. A single day pass for Saturday is averaging $1170, with the cheapest ticket priced at $650, and Sunday is averaging $1330, with a get-in price of $617. Single day passes for Weekend Two on Friday are averaging $1,041 ($750 get-in) $1,014 ($750 get-in) for Saturday, and $1,041 ($521 get-in) for Sunday.


The previously unnamed festival set to launch this fall at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California has officially been dubbed Desert Trip Festival. The stacked lineup will feature performances from Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. The festival is scheduled to run from October 7-9, and Desert Trip passes officially go on sale Monday, May 9. General admission prices are set at $199 for a single day pass, while a three-day pass starts at $399. A three-day pass with admission to the standing pit in front of the stage costs a whopping $1,599. To compare to Coachella's prices, three-day passes on the resale market averaged $871 for both weekends.

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Over the years, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has made a name for itself as one of the biggest, hippest, most star-studded festival in the U.S. Although 2016's much-awaited festival ended last weekend, news surfaced over the weekend indicating that even larger-than-life festival event is scheduled to launch this fall. The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, will host a festival featuring Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters this upcoming October 7 through 9 at Coachella's Indio, California, site. The collective lineup is best known for revolutionizing popular music in the 1960s, and the festival marks the first time all six musicians have ever shared the same bill. The fall mega-festival will likely be historic for other reasons, including its resale ticket prices, which are expected to be announced soon.

Resale tickets for the sold-out Coachella were so far, the priciest of all festivals for 2016. Averages for both weekends clocked in at an average of $871, with the cheapest pass available for either weekend starting at $485. According to a report from Pollstar, Coachella became the highest-grossing music festival in the world in 2015, grossing over $84.3 million. In 2016, Coachella was cited as the “best-attended music festival in the world,” after it brought an attendance of over 99,000 a day over six days.

All of the acts sloted for the as-yet unnamed mega-concert posted teasers on their social media accounts, including video and audio reels which all included the word, “October.”